Is This You?

A Masterpiece We have a screech owl that has taken up residence in our trees. I was in the house and could hear this new noise outside the front door. It was quiet-then the air was pierced with this garbled skeeereech. A half a minute passed and … [Read more...]

Local High School Senior Competes Against Top Players in The Country

Pahranagat Valley senior Culen Highbe has concluded a unique experience only enjoyed a handful of the other players from Lincoln County. He played Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) summer basketball with a Nike Elite Youth Basketball League team, the Las … [Read more...]

Orchestra Plays at Depot

With the sun setting on August 4, a touch of culture came to the Caliente Depot, taking many back in time when families gathered around the radio in their homes and listened to the sound of an orchestra playing. As Tinkle Bass played, the Swallows … [Read more...]

Funding Obtained for First Two Phases of Mountain Bike Trails

Kershaw-Ryan State Park Ranger Andrew Porter reported at the Lincoln Communities Action Team meeting last month that funding for Phase I and II of the mountain bike trails has been obtained. Porter said now he is putting out a request for proposal … [Read more...]

Commissioners Decide Against Curb and Gutter Project

Rather than installing curb and gutter, ideas now are leaning more to constructing some retention basins up above Main Street in Pioche. County commissioners voted unanimously Monday at their regular meeting to make that decision to cancel the … [Read more...]

Libraries an asset to county

By Collin Anderson Have you ever needed to send a fax, write an email or use the Internet but haven’t had the capabilities or resources to do so? Well, in our beautiful county we are blessed with three libraries to help you with that. Each of t … [Read more...]

LC Coalition News

The most recent Lincoln County Coalition meeting was held on July 25 at the Panaca Town Center. Here are the highlights. DRUG-FREE COMMUNITY TRAINING A training by the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America is available in Carson City. … [Read more...]

Caliente Hot Springs Motel opens its doors

The new and improved Caliente Hot Springs Motel and Spa is open and it’s calling your name. This unique and fully renovated motel offers a luxurious stay that incorporates the hot springs directly into the building. There is a rich history packed i … [Read more...]

Robbery in Delamar

The mining town of Delamar in Lincoln County was still riding the gold boom in 1906, although it was to run out soon. Something that never goes out of style in a mining town is the concept of robbery. Into town one day strolled lovely 23-year-old … [Read more...]

RSVP announces funding for transportation program expansion

RSVP, with an office in Caliente, has received additional funding for transportation services from the Fund For A Healthy Nevada and State of Nevada Aging and Disability Services which enables us to expand our services to include younger persons with … [Read more...]

U.S. 93 upgrades, lane restrictions begin Aug. 14

The Nevada Department of Transportation will be applying a chip seal to a 14-mile section of U.S. Highway 93, or Great Basin Highway, in both directions just north of Pioche from Aug. 14-17 and Aug. 21-22 in Lincoln County. Work will take place from … [Read more...]

Opponents make case against water pipeline

On Monday, US District Court Judge Andrew Gordon heard arguments in a lawsuit seeking to block a proposal by the Southern Nevada Water Authority from building a 300-mile long pipeline to extract billions of gallons of groundwater from the eastern … [Read more...]

Flood evacuees dry out in Alamo

Flood waters from the July 24 rain storm forced a Nevada youth group on a camping trip to have to scramble for higher ground in the middle of the night. Andrew Gonzales and Kaylee Harker, supervisors of the youth program in connection with the Nye … [Read more...]

Interior Secretary tours nearby monuments

By Dave Maxwell Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was in Nevada last weekend with the intent to visit both the Gold Butte Monument and the Basin and Range Monument. The question he faced is whether the designation of some or all of the lands should be … [Read more...]

Hearings continue on Pioche utilities

The Pioche Town Board held another public hearing on July 6 regarding the financial impact on the Pioche Public Utilities and town budgets if the electrical system is transferred to Lincoln County Power District and the water and sewer systems are … [Read more...]

Freemasons renovating Pioche property

By Collin Anderson The Freemasons as an organization have existed since the beginning of our nation and from times long before that, and while the Pioche branch of the extensive brotherhood is relatively young, it is still over a century old and … [Read more...]

NDOT outlines plan for 2018

During the annual visit to the county commission meeting July 17, Sondra Rosenberg, Nevada Department of Transportation Southern District Assistant Director for Planning, outlined the 2017 work program and the long range plan for 2018. She asked … [Read more...]

Caliente blood drive successful

The Caliente Community Blood Drive had a good turn out, with 24 pints collected. This is up from the last blood drive. Organizers gave a big thank you to all those who donated, to the Methodist Church who allows the use of Gray Hall for this … [Read more...]

City of Caliente presents Portable Masterpieces concert

Submitted Before the Internet, before television, there was radio! And before radio, was Vaudeville. The small orchestras of radio shows and vaudeville stages performed music from the golden days of steamer trunks, wicker chairs, potted palms, and … [Read more...]

A chance encounter

Tall bike Ed and his grandson Brennan had a chance encounter with a world cycling traveler named Carlos Popelka and his cycling companion Catherine Enos of Palo Alto California. Popelka is originally from Frankfurt Germany. The two met in Seoul … [Read more...]